Free Ebooks by Randolph Lalonde

Free Ebooks by Randolph Lalonde
Free Ebooks by Randolph Lalonde

Saturday, April 18, 2020

The Serials For April and May - Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories!

I've doubled down on writing during this period of social distancing. I love writing, and I'm happy to use it as an escape as I write two novels at the same time.

One is the latest Spinward Fringe book: Pursuit. The focus is back on futuristic exploration and adventure as characters old and new face interesting challenges.
Here's the link to the index with several free chapters:

The other is NEM: Awakening, an experimental fantasy novel about a man who gets sucked from our time into a fantasy world. The ways that this connects to Brightwill and Highshield are subtle, but they're there, watch for them and please give me your feedback on the overall experience if you have time.
Here's a link to the index which features many free chapters.

I hope I can entertain you a little while you're cooped up or stressed out. If the above links aren't enough, many of my books are still free and the rest are discounted right now at Smashwords. You can find the full list here:


Friday, April 3, 2020

The Authors Give Back Sale - All My Words Are Cheaper (But Not Cheapened)

Hey, everybody! I just want to let you know that all my titles are on sale on Smashwords right now. I also have two books coming out in the first half of the year, so if you want an alert as to when they come out or go up for preorder, please click on the 'Subscribe to Author Alerts' button then (if you like), the 'Favorite' button. Smashwords is my favourite retailer because they're nice to authors, readers, give us the most flexibility and I can offer formats that work on all modern readers including Kindle. Anyway, check out the sale and click buttons if you like, thank you for your time!

Sunday, March 29, 2020

NEM: Awakening has begun!

As isolating became the wise thing to do in Canada, where I'm from, and most other places across the globe, I realized I'd have some extra time on my hands. So I'm writing something new while I work on the next Spinward Fringe novel.

I've wanted to write a project in first person again for a couple of years, but I wanted to start with something new. At the same time I didn't want to leave a lot of the work I'd done for Brightwill and Highshield to sit idle, so I decided that I'd write NEM: Awakening.

In its own way, NEM takes place in the same universe as my other fantasy novels, only it's also stitched to our reality, because it's about a man named Grant who gets pulled from our world into those fantastic places.
This novel is an experiment. Partially written to entertain myself and everyone who is stuck at home for the next few weeks (or more?), but also a way for me to stretch my imagination in a new direction while excercising my first person perspective writing muscles.

Since it's an experiment that's being serialized on my Patreon page, the book is open to a few interesting ideas, like giving you guys the power to choose what happens at one or more points in the story. It's not quite like choose your own adventure, but your votes will determine which path the main character takes at least twice before the whole book is posted. There are no wrong choices, but certain roads could lead to the demise of one or more likeable characters along the way. The stakes are real, or as real as they can get in fiction, and the results will make it into the final draft of the novel.

When the whole book has been serialized on Patreon I'll ask the ultimate question of my subscribers: Do you want more?

So, I'm happy to invite you to read NEM: Awakening. The first few chapters are already open to the public with many more to come. Click here to go straight to the index page.