Driftwood free on Kindle

When Dr. Nancy Kendall, a trauma doctor from South Africa, took a stroll on a Mozambican beach, she had no idea how her life would change during her six-week holiday. She had gone to Mozambique to forget, but instead found a man who couldn’t remember his name or his past.

Driftwood is a 15000 word novella that I wrote to escape the monotony of editing a 96 000 word manuscript, which is of course, Crossfire: Hearts on Fire, the third book in the Crossfire Trilogy. My creative spirit needed relief from spending day after day analyzing words and sentences, and polishing my prose. While it is a necessary procedure, and those who have read my books know that I take it very seriously, it isn’t much fun.

Readers who have enjoyed the other two Crossfire novels will probably remember Karl Dietzen, Stefan’s cousin and right hand man. Though Karl is a secondary character in the series, he features prominently in Crossfire: Hearts on Fire, which prompted me to see if I could write a novella with Karl as a main character.

Driftwood takes place in the year 2000, three years before Stefan meets Marcelle, when he is still busy building Omega into the huge organization it was to become in later years. For readers who have grown to love Stefan, he doesn’t feature in Driftwood, except briefly near the end. But even that brief glimpse will give readers a strong insight into the kind of person he was before he met Marcelle.

Driftwood can stand alone as a romance novella, but also serves to introduce the Crossfire Series. So certainly, I am hoping that new readers will go on to pick up the rest of the series. For the next three months, Driftwood will be available on Amazon exclusively, but readers who use other platforms need not despair. If you have a PC, a tablet or a smartphone, you can go here to download the free kindle software that will enable you to read Driftwood.

And that’s not the only good news. Tomorrow (24th), Saturday (25th) and Sunday (26th), Driftwood will be free on Amazon. This is the first time I’m running a free promotion on Amazon, so take advantage while you can. And if you love it, please tell your friends, or drop a short review, if you have the time. A review can be a single sentence, such as these two from Nook readers. When I read that first review, I had a smile plastered on my face for three days straight. I don’t need long reviews, that first gut reaction is good enough for me.

About Niki Savage

Author of the Crossfire Trilogy, the Blackstone Chronicles, and the Driftwood Trilogy, available at Amazon. Find me on Twitter @nikisavage http://nikisavage.com

Posted on February 23, 2012, in Books, Excerpts from Crossfire and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. I am always looking for interesting new books and you can not beat free. I am looking forward to reading it!


  2. Niki, I have been waiting with baited breath to discover the fate of Marcelle, so I am thrilled to discover Hearts on Fire is coming soon. Thanks too for Driftwood to keep me going in the interim. I’ve loved all I have read so far. It’s offered some great escapism in my first turbulent and challenging year of attachment parenting. X


    • I’m so glad you’re enjoying the series, Emma. I loved writing Driftwood. Though Stefan is one of my main characters, I wanted to give Karl a turn in the spotlight. Hearts on Fire should be available soon. I’ll announce the release here and on Twitter.


  3. I have read the trilogy and Driftwood, and loved them all. Would love to read a follow up to Driftwood focusing on Karl’s future and the baby/babies.


    • Hi Melanie, thank you for commenting. There is a sequel to Driftwood in the pipeline, probably around June 2013. Unfortunately I am busy with another book at the moment, but Karl and Nancy will have their day in the sun, promise. 🙂


  4. JuSt loved the Crossfire Trilogy – am hoping you get the sequel for Karl and Nancy out soon – also Lily and Aidan – really enjoying your writing – cannot believe I had to come all the way to UK to find your books, having left Durban in 2007. Keep them coming.


    • Hi Lydia, so nice to get a compliment from a fellow South African. I’m thrilled that you enjoyed the Crossfire Trilogy. Definitely Karl and Nancy’s sequel will come out on the second half of 2014. But the good news is that Lily and Aidan’s sequel, called Aidan’s Redemption, will be available by Christmas. And that’s not too far away. 🙂

      Incidentally, I used to live in Pietermaritzburg, and did a lot of cycle racing in Durban in the eighties. I can still remember the tremendous humidity on Friday nights when I raced at the Cyril Geoghegan cycle track. Good memories.


  5. Marirza Fredericks

    When is the 3rd book of the Driftwood Trilogy come out, it says it will be available mid 2016, but can not find it on Amazon.Com


    • Hi Marirza. The third Driftwood book, called Crossfire: Broken will be available 31 May 2016. I will always announce it here first, but you can also sign up on Amazon to receive an email as soon as I release a new book. Thanks for commenting. 😀


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