Giveaway: Win a FREE Kindle Copy of “Without Condition”

Are you looking for a new book to read this summer — and one that’s free?

I’m running a Goodreads giveaway for “Without Condition,” my second novel. You can enter to win 1 of 10 free copies of the book for Kindle!

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Without Condition by Sonora Taylor

Without Condition

by Sonora Taylor

Giveaway ends July 12, 2019.

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“Without Condition” tells the story of Cara Vineyard, who lives a quiet life in rural North Carolina. She works for an emerging brewery, drives her truck late at night, and lives with her mother on a former pumpkin farm. Her mother is proud of her and keeps a wall displaying all of Cara’s accomplishments.

Cara isn’t so much proud as she is bored. She’s revitalized when she meets Jackson Price, a pharmacist in Raleigh. Every day they spend together, she falls for him a little more — which in turn makes her life more complicated. When Cara goes on her late-night drives, she often picks up men. Those men tend to die. And when Cara comes back to the farm, she brings a memento for her mother to add to her wall of accomplishments.

Cara’s mother loves her no matter what. But she doesn’t know if Jackson will feel the same — and she doesn’t want to find out.

“Without Condition” has a 4.5-star rating on both Amazon and Goodreads. It’s been described as “a murderous mayhem of revenge and fix culminating in horrifying shows of unconditional love” by author Erin Sweet Al-Mehairi, and “like an episode of Six Feet Under mixed with Dexter” by author Steve Stred.

Laurie at Horror After Dark describes “Without Condition” as “endlessly fascinating,” and Toni from The Misadventures of a Reader says, “If you haven’t gotten this in your brain you are missing out.”

Enter the “Without Condition” giveaway today. Good luck!

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Without Condition by Sonora Taylor

Without Condition

by Sonora Taylor

 

Giveaway ends July 12, 2019.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway

Out Now: “Without Condition”

I’m happy to announce that Without Condition is now available on Amazon!

Without Condition. Cover Art by Doug Puller Art by Doug Puller

Without Condition tells the story of Cara Vineyard, who lives a quiet life in rural North Carolina. She works for an emerging brewery, drives her truck late at night, and lives with her mother on a former pumpkin farm. Her mother is proud of her and keeps a wall displaying all of Cara’s accomplishments.

Cara isn’t so much proud as she is bored. She’s revitalized when she meets Jackson Price, a pharmacist in Raleigh. Every day they spend together, she falls for him a little more — which in turn makes her life more complicated. When Cara goes on her late-night drives, she often picks up men. Those men tend to die. And when Cara comes back to the farm, she brings a memento for her mother to add to her wall of accomplishments.

Cara’s mother loves her no matter what. But she doesn’t know if Jackson will feel the same — and she doesn’t want to find out.

Without Condition is my second novel. I’m excited to release it out into the world. I hope you’ll enjoy it!

You can pick up a copy in ebook or paperback. Please be sure to also leave a review once you’ve finished it.

Thanks for reading, everyone!

Giving Tuesday Match Special: “Please Give”

Today is Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to giving to your favorite nonprofit(s). I love this day, and love the focus on charity in a week otherwise dedicated to buying and spending.

In honor of Giving Tuesday, I’m running a special promotion: today only, for every copy of Please Give purchased, I will donate one dollar to DC Central Kitchen, a local community kitchen which trains jobless adults in food prep and service. They hire several of their volunteers for full-time work and train many more for careers in the food service industry. They also provide meals for homeless shelters, schools, and nonprofits. Learn more about DC Central Kitchen here.

Art by Doug Puller
Purchase Please Give on Amazon.

Please Give takes place at a fictional anti-hunger nonprofit in Washington, D.C. It follows Beth Harmon, a 28-year-old woman whose dreams of working for the greater good clash with both her hectic office environment and her own struggles with anxiety. It’s my debut novel, and both a funny and sobering take on what it means to follow your passion into the workforce.

I’ve worked in the nonprofit sector for almost a decade, and I try to give back in both my personal and professional life. If you want to read Please Give — or even if you just want to pick up a copy for charity — now is a great chance to do so. This donation match is only good through today, November 27. Get your copy today!

Cover Reveal: “Without Condition”

My next novel, Without Condition, is set to be released on February 12, 2019. While I’m still putting the final touches on the manuscript, the cover is ready for you now! Take a look:

. Without Condition. Cover Art by Doug Puller
Art by Doug Puller

The cover once again features artwork by the amazing Doug Puller. It shows Cara Vineyard, the protagonist of the novel and someone I’m looking forward to introducing you to come February 12.

Thanks for reading!

 

Out Now: Paperbacks of “Please Give” and “The Crow’s Gift”

I’m happy to announce that both Please Give and The Crow’s Gift are now available to order in paperback!

please give by sonora taylor Art by Doug Puller

Purchase Please Give

Purchase The Crow’s Gift and Other Tales

I’m very excited to offer both books in print. As I mentioned previously, it was something else to be able to hold each book in my hand. If you are a writer and interested in self-publishing, I highly recommend using a print-on-demand service like CreateSpace to create paperback copies. The books both have glossy covers, good-quality paper, and the look of an honest-to-goodness book — because that’s exactly what they are.

I also recommend hiring someone to format your books for paperback if, like me, you are not a graphic designer. Doug Puller formatted both books, and just like he did with the covers and the ebook versions, he did an excellent job.

Both books are available in paperback and as ebooks on Amazon. You can purchase either format of Please Give here and The Crow’s Gift here.

And, if you’ve purchased and read either book (or both books) already, I’d love it if you would please leave an honest review on Amazon or somewhere online (if you post a review somewhere else, please leave me a link in the comments).

Thanks for reading!

Out Now: “Please Give”

I’m happy to announce that my first novel, Please Give, is now available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble!

please give by sonora taylor
Cover Art by Doug Puller

“Please Give” takes place in Washington, D.C. It tells the story of 28-year-old Beth Harmon, who has made her professional home at the anti-hunger nonprofit Safety Net following an extended job hunt. When Beth is offered a larger role in Safety Net’s biggest fundraiser of the year, she dives headfirst into the new challenge. But such a dive means working against her own anxieties. As Beth navigates challenges both in and out of the office, she must confront the prospect of losing predictable constants in her life — and must decide which ones she wants to save, and which are worth walking away from. You can read more about the book here.

The book features covert art by Doug Puller, and was edited by Evelyn Duffy. Both of them were vital in bringing the final version together, and I thank them for their work on this.

“Please Give” has come a long way from my original idea that came to me last fall. It’s been a long, eye-opening, and enjoyable process. I’m excited to share the book with all of you, and hope you like it! I also hope you’ll provide an honest review after you’ve read it.

“Please Give” is available to purchase on Kindle and Nook. Thank you for reading!

Cover: Please Give

Over the past month and some change, I’ve been hard at work revising Please Give. I finished my revisions last week, and am almost done with my final reread. It’s really transformed since September 2016, when I wrote the first draft of what would become Chapter 5. I plan to publish the book on Dec. 12, 2017 — so mark your calendars!

While I’m still finishing up the book, the cover is ready; and I’m excited to share it with you below. It once again features amazing artwork from Doug Puller, and I hope you’ll take some time to look at the details he’s included throughout a scene in Beth’s office. Check it out:

please give by sonora taylor
Cover Art by Doug Puller

Once again, the expected release date of Please Give is Dec. 12, 2017. In the meantime, you can check out the book’s new page on the site.

If you want to catch up on Please Give and its progress, you can check out my blog posts on the book.

And, if you want to check out Please Give on Goodreads, you can find it here.

Thank you for reading. I look forward to sharing Please Give with you once it’s finished!