Free Ebooks by Randolph Lalonde

Free Ebooks by Randolph Lalonde
Free Ebooks by Randolph Lalonde

Friday, January 8, 2016

The Future Of Dark Arts In 2016

Dark Arts has been downloaded over 5,000 times through Amazon alone since it has become freely available. The reviews have been generous with praise, and I am grateful to everyone who bought it, or downloaded it.

"The first desire of any real author is to see their work read."
That was what a drunken, self proclaimed "failed poet" once told me after a poetry reading one night. He was at least five rum and cokes into the night at the time, but I think there's validity to that statement regardless.

Dark Arts, like every other book I write, was a passion project, and having it downloaded and enjoyed is as much validation as Dark Arts needs. When I wrote it I honestly didn't know if anyone would come away with a positive opinion. After being somewhat isolated in my apartment for about three weeks, playing the part of Maxwell in front of my word processor every day for several hours at a time, I had no idea how the work would be received. Now I have my answer and I'm as surprised as I am overjoyed.

Dark Arts will remain free in EBook form and inexpensive in print through Amazon. Over the next year I'll be working on the sequel for the book for a few days every month. Planning, writing thoughts down as they come, and eventually penning whole chapters. When will it be finished? With science fiction dominating 2016, I can't say exactly, but there are scenes I desperately want to see on the page, so you'll see another Dark Arts novel, that is for certain.

Thank you for your support, patience, and faith.

Download it for free wherever quality Ebooks are sold.

You can find it in print here:



Prof. Donald Bisson said...

Your blog says that Dark Arts is a free ebook version but is charging $4 marked down from $19.95. ??

Randolph Lalonde said...

I'm afraid not all Amazon sites are price matching with the 12 or so other retailers carrying the book. Thank you for looking for it. If you still want to give it a read, it's free to everyone with any reader type (Kindle included), through Smashwords:

The only drawback is that you may have to use a computer to download the Kindle version then copy it to your device.

Thank you for point the problem out, hopefully catches up with the rest of the market soon.


Prof. Donald Bisson said...

Thanks for pointing out the Smashwords link! Love your novels! from a Northern Ontario reader (New Liskeard)


Blaine Coleman said...

Amazon US has it free in eBook format- 01/08/2016.

Sheila Hall said...

This is good news. I'm happy to hear that many copies were downloaded. This was what I was hoping for when you went into this project. Others having enough interest to encourage you to continue the journey of Maxwell,his friends and enemies.