Adjunct English instructor Sandra Hutchison’s debut novel The Awful Mess: A Love Story is only 99 cents from all the usual ebook stores through Nov. 4. (That’s Kindle, Kobo, iTunes, Nook, and more. You can find all the links here.)
A contemporary twist on The Scarlet Letter, it offers more sex and a happier ending. It was also one of five general fiction semifinalists for the 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. It currently clocks in with a 4.2-star rating at Amazon.com, where it has over 190 reviews.
If you prefer to read books constructed from paper, Market Block Books in Troy stocks it for $14.95, or the Marvin Library or the Upper Hudson Library System will lend it to you for free. (Sandra also has a few bargain seconds available in exchange for a donation to a local food pantry. Contact her at email@example.com if you are interested.)
Her next book, The Ribs and Thigh Bones of Desire, is available for pre-order on Amazon, and releasing Dec. 9. It is set in the 1970′s in a small Western Massachusetts town where a 32-year-old physics professor and a 16-year-old babysitter must help each other grow up the hard way.
Both books are published by Sheer Hubris Press, a local small publisher that shares a suspicious amount of real estate with the author.