Friday the 13th, a full moon, and one full month of true Starbucks Tales.
Today is Friday the 13th. It’s a day of bad luck. I’m really hoping for some good luck today! And, one thing that’s unusual about today is that there will be a full moon. According to this news story, there won’t be another Friday the 13th with a full moon until 2049!
And what’s even more fun, is that this marks exactly one month since my official book launch day in May. When I add it all up, I’m pretty sure that Friday, June 13th, full moon evening, means that you should be staying at home, quietly reading a book under your covers, and avoiding all possible bad luck.
To celebrate one month of Tales of the Siren: A StarbucksMelody being available, you can buy the Kindle version or Nook version for 99 cents. I’ll keep the sale price through the weekend. You may want to spend three days under the bed covers, surrounded by books and your Kindle or other reading device. I’m pretty sure that even Oprah is reading Tales of the Siren: A StarbucksMelody! 😉
So grab some Oprah Chai for home (I love it iced), and read Tales of the Siren. This book is intended to be fun and inspiring. You’ll get a few scenes with Starbucks senior leadership as Cliff Burrows joins in community service events like planting tree seedlings and picking up litter. The book is the customer experience of what makes Starbucks unique and special, and as Howard Schultz is famous for saying things like Starbucks is serving “a great cup of coffee” while building “a company with soul.” Early readers of Tales of the Siren: A StarbucksMelody have been effusive. I’ve been told that it’s “inspiring” and that they laughed out loud at some of the scenes and appreciated the humanizing look at leadership.
Because of all the bad luck you’re going to avoid this weekend, you’ll need a lot more than just one book to read. After all, you might need to spend three days not leaving your house, given how rare this special occasion is of a full moon and a Friday the 13th. It would be only fitting if you picked up a book that involves some witches, devils, humans, and romance. I’m referring to the series of books written by Patricia Eddy (my editor on Tales of the Siren).
Patricia Eddy has written By the Fates, Freed; Destined by the Fates; and By the Fates, Fought. The three books are a series, and I’m pretty sure she intends you start with By the Fates, Freed. However, I read Destined by the Fates first, and loved it. That’s a shorter length novel and tells the story of a witch and a human (both are women), destined to love each other, and the struggle as they awaken to their relationship in a world of witchcraft, devils, and the “mind-mage” where your thoughts can be stolen! If that isn’t Friday the 13th, full moon reading, I don’t know what is. Of course, once you’ve finished reading Tales of the Siren: A StarbucksMelody, and you want something that’s much saucier, Patricia Eddy has written In His Silks. This comes with a huge warning. In His Silks is not G rated. Pretty much everything on this blog depends to rated G, for general audience. The By the Fates series do have sexual themes and might be PG-13 or R! But In His Silks, well, that’s in the same category as the well-known book, Fifty Shades of Gray. Eeek!
This should keep you busy. Look for Tales of the Siren: A StarbucksMelody in Kindle format or Nook format for just 99 cents June 13th through 15th.
If you enjoy the Kindle version of the book, you may still want the paperback too. I know people who have a small shelf of Starbucks books including Pour Your Heart Into It, Onward, It’s Not About the Coffee, The Starbucks Experience, Leading the Starbucks Way, and now Tales of the Siren!
Your book is still listed for 5.99 on nook today. Just FYI.
Hi David – I’m not sure where you’re seeing that. It looks to me like the Nook version is 99 cents:
If you’re not seeing it for 99 cents. please email me a screen cap of what you’re seeing. Thanks!
Has someone won the Starbucks e-gift card yet?
@Shustonheather – Hi there! Rafflecopter pulled the name of Julie R., who I did get in touch with. She’s in Alexandria, VA, and I mailed out the gift card to her already. It was quite an experiment doing Rafflecopter. I know many, many bloggers who LOVE Rafflecopter, but I don’t. My next one will be my old style of leave a certain comment (answering a specific question) and I put your name in a hat and draw the winner. It’s easier for me to control the comments then. Thanks for asking.
Cute post and awesome book sale! I’m on a book buying freeze (oh, the agony), but I just downloaded Tales of the Siren anyway and look forward to reading it over a cup of coffee or latte!
@Laily – Thanks for the Amazon Kindle App tip! Didn’t know it was available for Android. I’ve been missing out!
Melody, in many cultures 13 is actually considered a lucky number so to hedge my bets I eat mainly Asian foods on any 13 day 😉
I am glad you are going back to your old (yes more work for you) raffle method. Personally, from my research into these sites that claim to manage online raffles I have not found one that I would consider reputable (let’s just say they have their own self serving reasons, so you you give up some privacy).
Thanks for letting me know that the Kindle version is $0.99. I bought it at amazon.ca, where the price is CAD $1.08. I look forward to reading your book this weekend!
By the way, if you are in Canada, the amazon.ca link is:
Check out what I just bought! Thanks for running the special price of your book in celebration of the full moon and the book ‘s month anniversary.
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Melody, thanks for the sale, went & bought it just now. You should let those who are unaware know that they don’t need an actual Kindle to read Kindle books. I have the Kindle Cloud Reader App, which I downloaded for free from Amazon last year, & am going to read your book on that. Btw, the book’s link in the 2nd to last paragraph is incorrect & erred on me (I used the 1st link which got me to your book’s Amazon page correctly). I’m currently in the hospital again (been here for 2 weeks now-having a PET Scan today,on Friday the 13th, lucky me, eh?), so reading your book will help me get through my Starbucks withdrawals. At least they have Starbucks bottled drinks in the cafeteria, which I order a couple of the Vanilla “Frappuccinos” daily as my iced Caramel Macchiato substitution. They do have a “We Proudly Brew Starbucks” Cafe, but it’s not the same. Looking forward to using my Groupon when I get out, too bad the limit is 1, ’cause I love/need these half off voucher deals for Starbucks eGifts. Anyway, off to get some sleep, really tired.