A Vested Interest - Book 1 of A Vested Interest series

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Dark Secrets - Book 2 of A Vested Interest series
No Secrets - Book 3 of A Vested Interest series
Stones, Stars and Solutions - Book 4 of A Vested Interest series
Leap of Faith - Book 5 of A Vested Interest series
Regret and Retribution - Book 6 of A Vested Interest series
Consequences - Book 7 of A Vested Interest series
Ashes to Ashes - Book 8 of A Vested Interest series
Dust to Dust - Book 9 of A Vested Interest series
Raging Storm - Book 1 of Blood of the Rainbow - an A Vested Interest prequel series
Roses and Regret - Book 2 of Blood of the Rainbow prequel series
Choice and Change - Book 3 of Blood of the Rainbow prequel series
A Vested Interest - Book 1 of A Vested Interest series
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You can usually get the first book of the 'A Vested Interest' series free at the e-retailer of your choice at:


Usually you'll find A Vested Interest - Immortality Gene free at Amazon UK and Canada but just occasionally Amazon set it to a 'normal' price of £2.75 / $3.99 / CD$4.10. Usually this is only for a few days but why wait? You can download it free now in Kindle formats or epub format.

Format Best for: Or download it from:
AVI-ImmortalityGene.mobi All Kindles - Liquid ink eg. Paperwhite and Kindle Fire & Kindle Apps

Amazon UK

Amazon - other countries

Barnes & Noble (Nook)
AVI-ImmortalityGene.azw3 Kindle Fire (techies only this one) iTunes  QR code iTunes
AVI-ImmortalityGene.epub Non-Kindle readers and Android devices

Of course, if you want you can buy it at Amazon. Even at full price it's good value for money.

How to download and install these.

To download the file - just click or tap the link. If you are downloading the .epub file on an Android phone or tablet, you'll then be asked which e-reader app to use. I've tried lots but none of them are quite as good as the reader on a Kindle Fire.

To install the file on your e-reader you have several options.

This is what Smashwords says. Method 1 works if you are reading on a Kindle e-reader. Methods 2 & 3 work no matter what device you use as your e-reader:

1.  USB Connection.  Plug your Kindle into the USB slot (small rectangular slot) of your computer using the cable that came with your Kindle (the Kindle Fire doesn't come standard with the USB cable, so you'll need to obtain the cable separately, or, use the email option described in #2 below). When you attach your Kindle to your computer via the USB cable, it makes your Kindle appear as a hard drive on your computer. After you purchase the book, from the book's book page click to download the "Kindle" .MOBI format. Next, navigate to where you see the Kindle show up as a hard drive on your computer. Next, just drop the book's file (it should end in file name of .mobi) to the Kindle's "documents" folder. Then disconnect the Kindle from your computer and the book will be ready to read. If you already downloaded the .MOBI file to your computer, here's a helpful YouTube video that shows how to drag the file from your desktop to the Kindle's documents folder: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UPOgXDYj3M (video not produced by Smashwords).   

2.  Email the Ebook to Your Kindle Email Address:  For both first generation Kindles and the newest Kindle Fire, you can email your Smashwords .mobi files to your Kindle email address.  Amazon's support page provides complete details.   To email files to first generation Kindles (Kindles other than the Kindle Fire), click here:  http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200140600.  For Kindle Fire only,  Click here for how to set up your free Kindle email address, and how to load ebooks or email ebooks to your Kindle Fire using either the email or USB cable method.

There's a third method not mentioned by Smashwords which uses the free Calibre program to do the transfer:

3. Transfer the file via Calibre on your PC/Mac/Linux computer: In Calibre use the Add books button to locate and add the ebook. Then connect your e-reader. Calibre will detect it. Use the 'Send to device' button to transfer the book.

No charge - but can you do something for us?

Check in a few days to see if Immortality Gene is free at your Amazon. If it is - please download a copy from there even though you will already have the file. It will help our popularity rating and make it more visible at Amazon. If it's not free yet, then use this link in the 'Product details' section to notify them of the lower price.

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